Original Kiss Guitarist Ace Frehley to Release ‘No Regrets’ Memoir in November
Original Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley will launch his memoir ‘No Regrets’ Nov. 1 through Gallery Books, a division of Simon and Schuster. Frehley, known to many as “Space Ace” due to his iconic makeup and astronomical attire, plans to “kiss and tell” in this 288-page chronicle that flashes back across four decades.
Joining Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Peter Criss in 1973, Frehley and his Les Paul guitar made up one quarter of the Kiss sensation that would launch it’s very own Army and become a household name. Kiss has sold over 100 million records worldwide, and though Frehley first departed the band in 1982 (returning for a few years in 1996) his fans remain loyal. Ace has managed to have a successful solo career that finds him recording, touring and making appearances to this day.
“I should’ve been dead a dozen times by all rights. All the nonsense that I’ve gone through, I’m just happy to be alive. It’s like everyday is a bonus for me. I feel like I’m in a really good place and my energy levels are at an all-time high. I’m feeling healthy and everything is very positive,” Frehley stated after being sober for sixteen months in 2008.
Still clean today, Ace has partnered with co-author Joe Layden, who recently was involved with Megadeth founder Dave Mustaine’s autobiography, to help him narrate his somewhat blurred past. Frehley also credits his bodyguards for remembering many of the incidents that he would’ve otherwise forgotten.
Recounting his days of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll No Regrets promises to reveal a rocket sized perspective of what it’s like to be the champion guitarist in one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll bands in the world.
Watch Ace Frehley Perform the National Anthem in 2009